Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2013
Revenue for the nine-month period of 2013 reached €532.4m, 21% higher compared to the same period last year. Net earnings after tax reached €59.2m compared to losses of €8.7m in 2012.
Revenue growth and strong profitability were driven by the performance of the growing international network which was further boosted by favorable demand conditions for incoming leisure during the summer season as well as the maturing of routes entered in previous years.
AEGEAN carried 3.2 million passengers on international flights during the nine-month period of 2013, a 15% increase compared to 2012. Load factor on international flights rose by 6ppt to 80%, substantially contributing to the profitability improvement. AEGEAN carried 9% more passengers on international routes from/to Athens while a 22% growth was achieved on international traffic from/to its other 6 regional bases in the country. Domestic passengers on AEGEAN network remained at last year’s levels of 2.1m. Total domestic and international passengers increased by 9% to 5.3m.
Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, Managing Director, commented:
“Our consistency in the development of our international route network has been rewarded as we have benefited from the strong trend of incoming leisure traffic. Our expansion to new markets and the maturing of our brand and presence internationally, combined with the cost initiatives implemented have finally yielded significant profit, albeit following 3 consecutive loss making years.
The results of recently acquired Olympic Air, which will be loss making for the full year, are not included on 9-month results as the acquisition was completed on October 23rd 2013. Olympic Air results will be included and will burden full year results. Nevertheless, we are optimistic as we now have the opportunity through synergies to target and achieve sustainable growth. It is encouraging that our early post acquisition network initiatives supported with attractive promotional fares have resulted to a marginal but positive increase of traffic in several domestic destinations already in November 2013 following four consecutive years of traffic decline.”
Aegean Airlines Nine Month Results
In € 000 Nine-month 2012 Nine-month 2013 %
Revenue 439,785 532,446 21%
EBITDAR* 53,345 135,358 154%
EBITDA (299) 82,252
Pre-tax earnings / (losses) for the period (10,647) 74,038
Net earnings / (losses) for the period (8,669) 59,182
*EBITDAR: Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and Aircraft rentals
Aegean Airlines Nine Month Traffic
Passengers (000) Nine-month 2012 Nine-month 2013 %
Domestic 2,070 2,099 1%
International 2,792 3,201 15%
Total number of passengers 4,862 5,300 9%
Source:- Aegean Airline